Site selection for a warehouse or distribution facility is one of the most critical factors that can affect the overall success of the operation. Each company will have their own considerations but all should keep in mind these fundamental benefits that are achieved when locating in the City of Aurora.
Availability of an Appropriate Warehouse Property
A company may need a few thousand or a hundred thousand square feet for their facility. This may require a small, or very large, parcel of land. Also, some companies may be looking to purchase a property, whereas others may prefer a lease arrangement. The City of Aurora has almost 200 available buildings, including industrial and warehouse buildings ranging from 3,000 square feet to over 500,000 square feet. Many of these existing buildings are available to subdivide or customize as needed for your business requirements.
Additionally, you’ll find many commercial, industrial and manufacturing sites available for lease or purchase ranging in size from .50 acres up to more than 65 acres. When you explore the opportunities in Aurora, you’ll work with skilled economic development specialists on the Invest Aurora team, who will help you select the right location based on your company’s needs.
Convenient Transportation Access
One of the major benefits of locating a warehouse facility in Aurora is the availability of local transportation options. The City of Aurora provides auto and trucking access to 5 interchanges off I-88, close proximity to I-355, I-55, I-290, I-90 and I-294 expressways, as well as several major arterial thoroughfares throughout the city. Aurora’s municipal airport provides access to 3 high-capacity runways, and 2 international airports (O’Hare and Midway) are each within 45 minutes.
Availability of Local Workforce
Another essential component of a successful warehouse or distribution facility is the availability of a skilled local workforce. Aurora is the 2nd largest city in the state of Illinois, with a total population of almost 200,000 and growing. We have big plans for residential development growth in 2022 and beyond, with multiple projects underway. Aurora’s growing population is a great benefit for our businesses, as the pool of available workers continues to expand.
Business Services Available Through Invest Aurora
The Invest Aurora team is dedicated to providing our new businesses with all the assistance they need to find great success in Aurora. In addition to site selection, our complimentary business services range from opening strategies, licensing and permits and build-out design, to workforce development and training resources. Additionally, we can help you locate and apply for a wide range of financial assistance and incentive programs to maximize your return on investment. Our team is experienced in working with companies looking to expand their warehouse or distribution centers find success, and we look forward to helping you discover all that Aurora has to offer. Reach out for more information at 630-256-3160 or at investaurora.org.